Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Silk
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(Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
Genus:  Metasequoia
This deciduous, monoecious, coniferous tree grows to 100 feet tall. Its oddly shaped, branch-pitted trunk is often deeply fluted and "buttressed" and has orange-brown bark. Attractive, lacy foliage is bright green in early summer, turning golden bronze before falling in autumn. Female cones are light brown and ovoid, while male cones are rounder, pendent, and darker brown.
Care:  Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. On dry sites, growth slows down after the tree reaches 30 feet tall.
Propagation:  From hardwood cuttings in winter, or semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in midsummer.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Interesting Bark,
Showy Foliage
Uses
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Trees

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